Havoc Supreme is an outright scorcher of a release, the sort that burns a different hue from our usual haunts yet offers the same severity of punishment and satisfaction. The core mechanics to their tempest of pulverizing barbed wire wrapped fists of grind ferocity is in bondage to the mood swinging alternation from the thick rolling thrusts they churn out in crunchy guitar tone fashion and decisive drum thumping, to the disruptive ignition of pure psychotic miasma: frantic blast beating, helter skelter guitar wringing and manic-depressive vocal squawks.
In one sense it’s a binary set up, each form endlessly bursting into the other and doing little to deliver any content from along the vector between the two focal points of the release, as they rip through each other in quantum fashion, yet the cycle of visceral denseness to distressing frenzy is nothing short of grindcore wholesomeness. The production values have sharpened the projection to the point that the sound waves could cut through silk, whilst still retaining that leaded and fortified crust punk guitar tone, which really bites through in an unyielding fashion.
It’s a lot of what we know and love, but presented somewhat differently, touched with an exotic twist if you will. Havoc Supreme is a chimaeric entity, growling to a thick guitar rumble akin to Jig-Ai, whilst strutting to the bassy rhythmic rumbles of Nasum and going apeshit in a similar fashion to the high octance bursts of rage and power chord churning of Magrudergrinds grindviolence detonation. Giving credibility to the idea that Cut to Fit are a group of mentally deranged persons of whom sharp objects must be kept away from, the accompanying artwork is a bored-at-school kill everyone fashioning having a delightful set of grizzly doodlings that give a nice quirky troubled artistic vibe to their work. The lyrics also included in the booklet and incorporated into the art form have the sort of lonesomeness and sense of distrust with all elements of society that it borders upon weltschmerz. Lyrics and artwork lending more character to the release in praiseworthy fashion.
It’s a riveting bundle of grind, offering all the qualities we seek from the genre: sonic dominance, explosive temperament, rage inducing hot spots and alternating amongst extremities. You would do well to give this one a listen, but you may find it detrimental to your overall emotional stability.